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Kitutu mobilizes fellow ministers for bail hearing

Kitutu mobilizes fellow ministers for bail hearing

The minister of state for the Elderly, Mr Gidudu Mafabi is expected today to lead a fresh line up for three individuals to stand as surety for embattled Karamoja Affairs minister Mrs Kitutu Goretti who was recently sent on remand by the Anti corruption court.

Following the two earlier hearings, the court had rejected her application for bail on basis that some of the sureties she had proposed hadn’t met the court’s criteria.

However today the Anti Corruption Court is expected to reconvene to decide the fate whether Ms Kitutu gets bail.

Ms Kitutu who is facing two counts of causing loss of public property and one count of conspiracy to defraud for her role in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal is believed to have also lined up two more MPs to stand surety for her.

On Wednesday evening Ms Kitutu was sent back to Luzira prison after the anti corruption court had ruled that three of the four sureties presented including her husband Michael George Kitutu were not sufficiently substantial.

According to chief magistrate Joan Aciro observed that the three sureties failed to demand a financial ability to execute the necessary court bond in the event that the minister jumped bail and fled the court’s jurisdiction.

However the only surety found to have demonstrated financial capacity was Mbale city North Division MP Seth Wambede.

In addition some of the sureties who were rejected on Wednesday included the minister’s husband Mr Simon Mulongo a former amp and current diplomat with the African Union, Dr Joel Wades a plastic surgeon working with Kiruddu Hospital.

The court is expected to rule on the bail application of Mr Michael Naboya Kitutu the younger brother of the Ms Kitutu is is also equally on remand over the same charge.

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